The Offbeat: Unusual Names Do Not Make the Face Cut at Facebook

Automation can be a wonderful thing for performing repititious tasks, well, repititiously. Automatons, though, have not judgment. According to an article in the Washington Post, persons with real, but unusual names, face great struggles in getting through ’s automatons to someone with judgment.

Rejected, yet valid names include “Super,” “Batman,” “Pancake,” and “Beers.” (I used to have a co-worker named “Beers.”)

Read the full story here. The New York Times reacts here.

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